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chance

  

      n  
1   
a    the unknown and unpredictable element that causes an event to result in a certain way rather than another, spoken of as a real force  
b    (as modifier)  
a chance meeting         Related adj       fortuitous  
2    fortune; luck; fate  
3    an opportunity or occasion  
4    a risk; gamble  
you take a chance with his driving     
5    the extent to which an event is likely to occur; probability  
6    an unpredicted event, esp. a fortunate one  
that was quite a chance, finding him here     
7    Archaic   an unlucky event; mishap  
8    by chance         
a    accidentally  
he slipped by chance     
b    perhaps  
do you by chance have a room?     
9    (the) chances are...   it is likely (that) ...  
10    on the chance   acting on the possibility; in case  
11    the main chance   the opportunity for personal gain (esp. in the phrase an eye to the main chance)  
      vb  
12    tr   to risk; hazard  
I'll chance the worst happening     
13    to happen by chance; be the case by chance  
I chanced to catch sight of her as she passed     
14    chance on (or upon)   to come upon by accident  
he chanced on the solution to his problem     
15    chance one's arm   to attempt to do something although the chance of success may be slight  
     (C13: from Old French cheance, from cheoir to fall, occur, from Latin cadere)  
  chanceful      adj  
  chanceless      adj  
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chance

  

      n  
1    liability, likelihood, occasion, odds, opening, opportunity, possibility, probability, prospect, scope, time, window  
2    accident, casualty, coincidence, contingency, destiny, fate, fortuity, fortune, luck, misfortune, peril, providence  
3    gamble, hazard, jeopardy, risk, speculation, uncertainty  
      vb  
4    befall, betide, come about, come to pass, fall out, happen, occur  
5    endanger, gamble, go out on a limb, hazard, jeopardize, risk, skate on thin ice, stake, try, venture, wager  
      adj  
6    accidental, casual, contingent, fortuitous, inadvertent, incidental, random, serendipitous, unforeseeable, unforeseen, unintentional, unlooked-for  
  
Antonyms     
,       n   certainty, design, impossibility, improbability, intention, surety, unlikelihood  
      adj   arranged, deliberate, designed, expected, foreseen, intentional, planned  

Diccionario de inglés sinónimos  

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exp.
meet someone by chance
E.g.I ran into James the other day when I was shopping (meaning=I met James without planning it, by chance)
exp.
little or no possibility of something to happen
exp.
go for something, take one's chances

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